Antony & Cleopatra give us their Top 5 tips for collaborating
London-based duo Antony & Cleopatra are no strangers to collaboration. Exploding onto the scene in 2014 thanks to appearances on Lancelot‘s ‘Givin’ it Up’/’Make Ends Meet’, Beni‘s house jam ‘Protect’, and Nicky Night Time’s modern classic ‘Careful Baby’, they have gone on to work with some of the biggest names in music. The duo, consisting of Alex Burnett and Anita Blay, are comfortable lending both their production skills and soulful vocals to a wide range of styles, most recently featuring on Motez’s latest single ‘The Future’ which clocked up an impressive 5 million streams on Spotify.
Burnett has also lent his songwriting prowess to hits ranging from DJ Snake’s ‘Talk’, Tieks’ ‘Say A Prayer’, LDRU’s ‘To Be Free’, Alison Wonderland’s ‘U Don’t Know’ and ‘Run’, Flight Facilities’ ‘I Didn’t Believe’, Motez’s ‘Own Up’, Hayden James’ gold-selling record ‘Something About You’, as well as assisting on tracks from Japanese Wallpaper, George Maple and Paces, just to name a few.
Not only is collaboration one of the best ways for emerging artists to tap into new fan bases and align their brand with established names, it’s also an awesome way to connect with like-minded artists and renew inspiration and creative flow. Experimenting with new sounds and techniques is great for artistic growth, especially if you’re open to pushing outside of your comfort zone. But working with other artists can also present many challenges – from failing to gel personally or artistically, over-pushing ideas that just aren’t working, to simply struggling to see eye to eye.
Antony & Cleopatra gave us a few tips to help make collaborating a rewarding and problem-free experience.
1. Keep it casual
2. Don’t be too precious
3. Do Your Research
4. Have Fun
Antony & Cleopatra will be performing at Splendour In The Grass